Kumi To Open At Le Meridien Hotel

February 1, 2022, 5:53.11 pm ET  

Kumi, NYC, Yellowtail Serrano
Photos: Kumi                                                                                                  

Kumi, which will serve modern Japanese cuisine with a Korean American twist, will open its first NYC restaurant at the Le Meridien Hotel (120 West 57th Street). The 4,200-sqaure foot restaurant, which comes directly from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, will feature the cuisine of rising chef Anastacia Song.

Kumi, NYC, Assorted Maki

Menu highlights include an A5 Wagyu Striploin, Green Tea Smoked Chicken, Miso Glazed Black Cod, Gochujang Glazed Salmon and Galbi Braised Short Rib served with wild mushroom, truffle and charred pear. Kumi’s specialty rolls will include the Hot Mess with poke sashimi, mani kama, avocado and Screaming O Sauce; the Kumikaze with cajun salmon, asparagus and yuzu yogurt’ and the Vegan Roll with romaine, asparagus, cucumber, assorted seaweed salad and sesame.

Kumi, NYC, Cocktails 

Specialty cocktails include Seeing Stars with Shochu, Sake, Plum Wine, Lemongrass, Yuzu, Lemon and Shiso Leaves; Peach Don't Kill My Vibe with Japanese Whisky, Pisco, Pulque, Peach, Apricot, Lemon and Orange Bitters; Pinoy Cillin with Gin, Kaffir Lime, Kalamansi, Lemon, Thai Basil and Thai Chili; and the Kumi Forever with Tromba Tequila, Japanese Whisky, Mezcal, Sweet Vermouth, Creole Bitters and Mole Bitters. In addition, Japanese whisky, beer, sake, Junmai, Ginjo and Daiginjo will also be offered, as well as an extensive fine wine list.

Kumi, NYC, Interior

The restaurant will feature a special sushi counter, belted blue booths in tucked away corners and indoor seating for 130 guests. Kumi also has a gorgeous bar area with structural lighting overhead inspired by the New York City skyline.

Kumi, NYC, Dessert

For reservations and information, visit www.kumirestaurant.com

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